Country: ICT4Trade

Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP)

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider slidertitle="Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP)" alias="advocacy-and-monitoring-of-ntbs-banner-1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP)" implementor="Revenue Authorities, Partner Government Agencies & IOTA" target_group="Exporters, Clearing and Forwarding agencies, Government agencies involved in export, Importers in the destination market, transporters" project_value="Est. $4,000,000" implementation_period="2019 – 2020" download_btn_text=" Visit TLIP Website" download_btn_link="https://www.tlip.io"] International trade is essentially an information-intensive exercise which requires the generation, transmission and storage of this information as a critical success factor for trade. One of the major challenges affecting international trade flows is the exchange of information between trade actors across borders. The lack of an integrated framework for information exchange across borders makes visibility of goods and services on transit practically impossible and hence no individual actor in the trade supply chain can account for what is being traded on with precise accuracy. The information that is exchanged across borders to support the trade supply chain is mainly through third parties, using manual documents that are susceptible to fraud, and many a times, not synchronized with the movement of the respective goods and services. The existing cross border trade information exchange framework is costly, inefficient, and inaccurate and lacks transparency. How the documents are generated and transmitted to/from destination/source markets has created doubts as there have been incidences of fraud and/or loss of documents. The resulting delays in the process has an impact on the durability (since most exports from EAC are agricultural goods) and competitiveness of these goods. What: The Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP) aims to address this challenge by...

Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking Northern Corridor – RECTS

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking Northern Corridor - RECTS" project_value="US $ 800,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date)May 2018 - December 2021" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]TMA is supporting DRC Customs Administration – DGDA introducing an electronic cargo tracking system on Northern Corridor to reduce transit-related costs by reducing transit time; reducing physical inspections by customs transactions due to reduced risks. Responsibility Center : 42_DRC Project approval summary: 1. PAR approval date: June 2016 PAR number: DRC CBT PAR 2. PAR approval authority: Board NB/ If the project is above $250,000 a PAR must be submitted for approval[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes" el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42084" image_2="42057"]1. Reduced barriers to trade in selected sub-sectors in Burundi (Fisheries, palm products and fruits) and greater inclusion of women in trade. 2. Improved export capabilities in fisheries, palm and fruits sub-sectors[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content]Key outputs include; Burundi NMC National Coordinator is recruited [/single_project_content][single_project_content]Burundi NMC National Strategy is developed and validated [/single_project_content][single_project_content]Burundi National Monitoring Committee (NMC) for Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) Action Plan developed and implemented[/single_project_content][/project_single_ele_3_container][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="fixGreySection"][vc_column][latest_new_carousel bg_image="36696" heading="Latest Updates" sub_heading="News & Updates Across DR Congo" number_posts="20" term_id="295"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="fixGreySection" el_id="impact-stories"][vc_column][category_based_impact_stories heading="Impact Stories" sub_heading="stories under Infrastructure/OSBP" term_id="212,431" number_posts="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

CMS- Asycuda World

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="CMS- Asycuda World" project_value="US $ 800,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date)July 2018 - December 2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The GoDRC (DGDA) has initiated the migration from ASYCUDA++ Customs Management System to ASYCUDA World, a web-based platform in partnership with UNCTAD. Many Customs offices in East DRC still on ASYCUDA ++ or are still using a manual system to clear goods. TMA in partnership with the Directorate General of Customs (DGDA) and UNCTAD is supporting to fill the gap of the ASYCUDA World deployment in eastern DRC. The project is in line with TMA’s goal to reduce transport costs and times on main corridors. The project will streamline Customs procedures for faster clearance with less paperwork, increase country’s tax revenue generated from taxes on trade, provided by the DGDA increased compliance and adoption of better risk-based approaches to controlling borders. The work of DGDA will be supported by UNCTAD who will provide installation, training and maintenance support of ASYCUDA World. Responsibility Center : 42_DRC Project approval summary: 1. PAR approval date: June 2016 PAR number: DRC CBT PAR 2. PAR approval authority: Board NB/ If the project is above $250,000 a PAR must be submitted for approval[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes" el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42084" image_2="42057"]1. Reduced barriers to trade in selected sub-sectors in Burundi (Fisheries, palm products and fruits) and greater inclusion of women in trade. 2. Improved export capabilities in fisheries, palm and fruits sub-sectors[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops...

Customs Enhancement Efficiency – AEO Scheme Digitalization

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Customs Enhancement Efficiency – AEO Scheme Digitalization" implementor="TMA , RRA" target_group="Rwanda" project_value="$200,000.00" implementation_period="2018-2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The AEO Scheme Digitalization programme is building on what was achieved under the AEO project in Strategy 1 where a proper AEO scheme was established and at least 25 companies are subscribed to the scheme.  The aim of the digitalization effort is to simplify the process of applying, auditing, vetting and accrediting a firm to AEO status.  Included in the project is the incorporation of the Rwanda AEO scheme to the regional framework that will also be automated to enable mutual recognition of Rwanda AEO in other EAC member states.  This initiative will result into: Reduced time of accreditation; Reduced cost for accreditation to businesses; Reduced time for vetting and auditing; Reduced costs for vetting and auditing; Mutual recognition of Rwanda AEO across borders (in EAC member states under similar schemes) What: The following are the main interventions/solutions being done: Automation of the Application process for AEO accreditation; Automation of the Vetting and Auditing Process; Automation of the accreditation process; Cross border information sharing with EAC member states on AEO Accreditation How: The project will be implemented by UNCTAD in conjunction with RRA.  There will be a project team set up consisting of representation from RRA and private sector association.  The project team will also coordinate activities with the EAC-wide project that is being run from Arusha. Contact: Jackie Zizane: jackie.zizane@trademarkea.com Jacob Hodari:  jacob.hodari@trademarkea.com Doreca Musenga:  doreca.musenga@trademarkea.com Lucy Mudaheranwa:  lucy.mudaheranwa@trademarkea.com John Kulova: john.kulova@trademarkea.com...

Integrated Trade Management Systems – Rwanda Air Cargo Community System

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Integrated Trade Management Systems – Rwanda Air Cargo Community System" implementor="TMA RRA; RSB; RDB; RURA; RALIS; RFDA; Rwanda Immigration; RCAA; RAB; NAEB; Logistics Services Providers Operating at Rwanda’s International Airports; Shippers and their Agents" target_group="Rwanda" project_value="$,000,000.00(No RCP Budgets Allocated) – Activities will leverage on Implementation the Cargo Community System in Uganda" implementation_period="2019-2023" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Rwanda Air Cargo Community System project aims to set up a robust community system that will enable: Better coordination and cooperation between actors involved in air cargo handling and clearance; Improved information sharing and data exchange among air cargo actors; Improve efficiency and effectiveness of actors, processes and procedures used in the handling and clearance of air cargo in Rwanda; Most cargo moved via air into or out of Rwanda are either high value commodities like rare and light minerals; perishables like vegetables, fruits and flowers; emergency medicines and medical products such as vaccines rare blood types etc.  Having an efficient process to handle and clear these goods will make it easier to move these kinds of commodities in and out of Rwanda.  Some of the benefits of the implementation shall include: Reduction in time and cost to handle and clear air cargo in Rwanda; Increased visibility and transparency in the handling and clearance of air cargo in Rwanda; Improved coordination and cooperation between actors involved in the handling and clearance of air cargo in Rwanda; What: The following are the main interventions/solutions being done: Implementation of Single Information Platform (Single Window)...

Rail Freight Logistics Solution (RFLS)

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider slidertitle="Rail Logistics Support Programme" alias="rail-logistics-support Programme"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Rail Freight Logistics Solution (RFLS)" implementor="Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Railways, Kenya Ports Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority" target_group="Importers and Exporters of Cargo into EAC region" project_value="US$ 5.5 Million" implementation_period="2018-2023" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Transportation of cargo by road is affected by several factors including traffic jams, accidents, high theft cases, longer transport time, and limited axle load (56 tons in the East Africa Community Partner States). In April 2018, cargo transport via Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) was introduced to address some of these challenges. However, its commencement was marred by many challenges including delays in loading containers, lack of coordination among the key government agencies of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), and Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), congestion, and disorganised system of stacking containers at the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD), lack of information and system to track containers and lack of communication between the different parties involved. These challenges led to increased cargo dwell time, increased costs of transporting cargo, demurrage, and fines due to delayed clearance compared to other means of transport. The private sector was frustrated as cargo took an average of 12 days to clear from the Nairobi ICD in December 2018 as reported by The East African newspaper. What: The Cargo Tracking for Rail is a single, seamless, integrated, and digital end-to-end cargo process flow from the Port of Mombasa-to-SGR-to-ICD and vice versa. The system addresses the bottlenecks and other challenges affecting the operations of cargo...

The Rwanda Electronic Single Window

[vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Rwanda Electronic Single Window (ReSW)"]The Rwanda Electronic Single Window (ReSW), which was effectively launched in 2012, represents a major initiative to facilitate trade, enhance international competitiveness, and promote development and regional integration, with the ultimate aim of reducing poverty. TMA provided $3.3 million for the first phase of this project from 2012 to 2014. This Evaluation traces its performance according to the OECD-DAC standard evaluation criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and coherence.[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="fixGreySection"][vc_column][blank_color_section][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) – Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider slidertitle="Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) – Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board" alias="single-window-information-for-trade-swift-zanzibar-food-and-drugs-board" offset=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) – Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board" implementor="Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board" target_group="Importers and Exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 150,000" implementation_period="2015 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Traders in the East African Community (EAC) currently spend numerous days visiting multiple government agencies in various locations to obtain regulatory information permits, trade licenses and clearance certificates to complete import and export processes. This results in huge costs and time loss for the traders. To counter these inefficiencies in trade facilitation, governments in the EAC have set up national Electronic Single Windows with revenue and port authorities, cross-border trade certification agencies and the private sector. What: The Single Window Information For Trade (SWIFT) System (or Single Window) is a trade facilitation concept that enables international (cross-border) traders to submit regulatory documents at a single location and/or single entity. These documents typically include customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, and other supporting documents such as certificates of origin and trading invoices. Key expected results include; Trade Agencies and Economic Operators increase compliance in the application and observance of trade procedures Trade Agencies and Economic Operators improve competency in using the SWIFT How: This project will design and develop an Information Management System that will enable ZFDB stakeholders’ access services online. A Content Management system will also be developed and this will be used to upload and update rules and regulations in regards to...

UGANDA ELECTRONIC SINGLE WINDOW PROJECT

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider slidertitle="UGANDA ELECTRONIC SINGLE WINDOW PROJECT" alias="uganda-electronic-single-window-project" offset=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Uganda Electronics Single Window Project" implementor="MINISTRY OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COOPERATIVES (MTIC) – Lead Coordinating Agency UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY (URA) – Lead Implementing Agency" target_group="Importers and Exporters" project_value="US$ 9,000,000" implementation_period="2015 - 2018" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Uganda’s international trade business community must regularly prepare and submit large volumes of information and documents to governmental authorities to comply with import, export and transit-related regulatory requirements. Extensive documentation requirements and their associated compliance costs, constitute non – tariff barriers (NTBs), thus inhibiting the development of intra-regional and international trade. What: A national electronic single window, resolves the time and cost challenges and eliminates non-tariff barriers. In this case, UESW will link 22 government Ministries, Departments and Agencies thereby reducing transaction costs and time associated with processing select imports and exports documentation. How: TMA, with funding from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), is providing financial and technical assistance to the URA, as the lead implementing agency, and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, as the lead coordinating agency, to support the implementation of the national electronic single window. Contact: Damali Ssali, Email; damali.ssali@tradermarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42902" image_2="43387"]The Uganda Electronic Single Window (UESW) will lead to improved coordination and sharing of data amongst trade regulatory agencies. It will also reduce the time it takes to process import and export documents in Uganda.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="project-insight"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access...